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From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Photograph of Jack Sharpley who lived in Erica Av. Tatura. His father was on the P.M.G. line staff at Tatura c.1939-41. Jack entered the RAAF through the Air Training Corps. Trained in Canada, flew in Sunderland Flying Boats. Died in crash on duty off the coast of Wales.
Object Registration
L3006
Keywords
sharpley, jack, raaf, photograph, people
Historical information
Jack Sharpley lived in Erica Av. Tatura. His father was a P.M.G. Linesman c.1939. Jack attended Tatura Convent & Shepparton High School. Joined staff of State Savings Bank, and attended Melbourne University. Entered Air Force in Air Training Corps 1941. Trained in Canada as a Flight Observer. Posted to a Sunderland Flying Boat Squadron in England. Killed 04.02.1943 in a flying accident off the coast of Wales. A brillian pupil and an outstanding athlete.
When Made
2001
Last updated
6 Aug 2018 at 1:18PM